Have you run out of ideas for Christmas presents? Are you looking for something else than just pair of socks? Then you’ll love this idea: create a custom calendar with your photos, order a printed copy online and give it to your friends and loved-ones. It’ll probably be the most original gift they receive!
There are calendar creation tools out there. Also, if you use Mac, you can create beautiful calendars in iPhoto. But after searching Google for a few days, I found a really complete tool with which you can create calendars (and photo books, posters and cards as well). It’s called EZ Photo Creations, is very easy to use and features a ton of customization options.
To create a calendar in EZ Photo Creations, start off by clicking the “Create new” button under Photo Calendar. The program will then open a new window, and you can forget about the previous one – which will remain in the background. Yes, I know this is not the best interface in the world, but EZ Photo Creations makes up for it.
Once inside the calendar creation tool, you can begin by choosing a theme and a layout. Themes can be filtered by category or color, and layouts display a thumbnail to show you how the photos will be distributed on the page.
EZ Photo Creations also lets you customize dates. You can add a personal note (birthdays, anniversaries…) and insert special pictures on important dates. Note that the program already includes US holidays and moon phases, and can import dates from a CSV file as well.
OK, so now you’ve chosen layout, theme, pictures and dates for your calendar. But you can still go a bit further! EZ Photo Creations lets you customize the smallest detail in your calendar, including text text font and size, table color, picture border, background color and more.
The only thing left now is previewing the calendar to make sure it looks alright, and then click the “Order” button to place your order. EZ Photo Creations will walk you through the process.
You’ll receive your custom calendar at home only a few days later. Surely the perfect gift for anyone this Holiday season!